When Banana Ruled (TV Movie 2017)

When Banana Ruled (TV Movie 2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Documentary, Genre, History
Director: Mathilde Damoisel
Starring: Geoffrey Jones, Gaël Giraud, ,
Run time: 53 min
IMDb: 7.3/10
Country: France
Views: 193864


In 19th century Central America, a few entrepreneurial cowboys built an empire that enslaved populations and corrupted governments for over 100 years. The United Fruit Company thrived on unregulated capitalism; this film tells its story and that of its pioneers who feared neither God nor Man, and managed to get away with murder.
User Reviews: Good movie that recaps well what happened (AFAICT).
However, I wish they talked a little more explicitly about the human rights abuse that this economic colonization created, and glorified these entrepreneurs less. They were essentially modern slave owners…

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